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Ep 156: An Attitude of Gratitude [Re-Release]

Welcome to the 156th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

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You and your team are invited to join us in Spring 2019 for our new Joshua Gagnon Leadership Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up!

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today's episode is a re-release of a previous episode that we believe will bless you and your team as you head into 2019.

Principles for Gratitude:

1) Gratitude promotes joy.
Gratitude can change the atmosphere of an entire room or team.
Our goal is to make NLC the most fun team to work on in the country.

2) Gratitude promotes optimism.
Work hard at finding things to be thankful for.

3) Gratitude promotes unity.
Divisiveness comes from a place of bitterness and lack of contentment.

4) Gratitude promotes humility.
God can not lift a head that isn’t bowed.

5) Gratitude promotes peace.

6) Gratitude promotes praise.

Referenced in this episode:

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Quotes from this episode:

“Gratitude promotes joy.” - Pastor Josh Gagnon

“Rarely will you be thanking God or thanking others and have a pessimistic attitude at the same time.” - Pastor Josh Gagnon

“You can shoot for the moon, but that doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate the stars you pass along the way.” - Pastor Josh Gagnon

“Taking a timeout to appreciate what we are thankful for creates a sense of unity.” - Roman Archer

“The moment you start feeling entitled, your gratitude is going down the drain.” - Roman Archer

“The more thankful we are, the more humble we become.” - Pastor Josh Gagnon

Ep 155: Stay Faithful [Re-Release]

Welcome to the 154th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

You and your team are invited to join us in Spring 2019 for our new Joshua Gagnon Leadership Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up!

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today's episode is a re-release of a previous episode that we believe will bless you and your team as you head into 2019.

Stay faithful with what you have been given.

Leaders always want the next leadership high. When we get focused on what’s next, we find ourselves being unfaithful with where we are at.

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1 SAMUEL 17:20 So David left the sheep with another shepherd and set out early the next morning with the gifts, as Jesse had directed him. He arrived at the camp just as the Israelite army was leaving for the battlefield with shouts and battle cries.

David was faithful with the responsibility he had before he moved on to greater responsibility.

Every leader must be constantly striving to replace themselves.

A leader doesn’t advance out of a season of neglect.
Be faithful with what God has given you now.
David went on to defeat Goliath but not because he neglected his previous responsibilities.
If we remain faithful, God will remain faithful.
A church that grows in the summer, will explode in the fall.
Are you being or are you staying?

God’s calling isn’t abusive. 
If you’re wounding people to get to where you feel called to go, you may want to rethink your motives.

Godly leadership fits into a godly timeline.
My job is to tend to my responsibilities and rest in God’s timing.
We are not going to miss out on what’s best by doing what’s best for where we are at.
God’s purpose is bigger than our plans.

Ep 154: Revisiting Marriage, Ministry, Leadership

Welcome to the 154th episode of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!

If you enjoy listening to this podcast and it has helped you and your team in any way, please leave us a review on Apple Podcast or Stitcher or take the time to share it on social media.

You and your team are invited to join us in Spring 2019 for our new Joshua Gagnon Leadership Coaching Network! Visit www.leadbetter.church to learn more and to sign up!

Do you have a question for Pastor Josh about leadership, ministry, or any other topic we’ve covered on the podcast so far? Submit your questions to info@joshuagagnon.com or @joshgagnon on Twitter and Pastor Josh might answer it on a future episode!

Today's episode is a re-release of a previous episode that we believe will bless you and your team as you head into 2019.

Today we will be talking about the difficulties of marriage in ministry and leadership, and how you can protect and grow your marriage while being in a leadership role.

Takeaways for leaders…

Ask yourself, “Where do you want to end up?”
Map a desire in your hearts of what you want your marriage to look like. Make the vision today so that you can begin to plant seeds for the harvest in the future.

How do you create values for your marriage? 
Look at marriages you hope to someday have and observe what those couples are doing. 
Use your failures as leverage to strengthen your bond. 
Put up safeguards to protect your integrity and guard your hearts. 
Observe your own heart and baggage and recognize how that affects your marriage.

Principles of marriage in ministry:
Be the same at home as you are in public. 
Create an atmosphere of honesty in your home.
Become openly broken to your spouse. 
Make prayer a priority. Prayer develops intimacy.

Quotes from this episode...

“Where do you want to end up? Nobody ends up anywhere on accident.”

“If you want to end up somewhere others are, you’re stupid not to ask questions of how they got there.”

“Never separate church and family.”

“Create an atmosphere of honesty in your home.”

“It’s tough to go to bed mad at your spouse when you make nightly prayer regular.”

“When you think something good, say it.”

“Ask yourself: are you rebuking and critiquing more, or affirming more?”

“You will not get where you want to go in your marriage through a life of critiquing.”